Criminal Justice Reform: What Can Maine Do to Change the Police, Prison and Court Systems?

Jun 22, 2020

Credit Maine Public

In response to civil unrest in Maine and across the country, Governor Mills recently pledged to root out racism in Maine's criminal justice system.  The Governor has tasked Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck to review Maine’s law enforcement statutes and provide recommendations. We talk with Sauschuck, Corrections Commissioner Randy Liberty and other leaders in Maine about what can and will be done to reform criminal justice in Maine, from police to prisons to the court system.

Guests

  • Michael Sauschuck, Commissioner of Maine's Department of Public Safety
  • Randy Liberty, Commissioner of Maine's Department of Corrections
  • Charlotte Warren, State Representative (D-Hallowell); House chair of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee 
  • Joseph Jackson, director, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition
  • Ryun Anderson, executive director, Restorative Justice Institute of Maine
  • Atiim Chenzira Boykin, community organizer; director of client solutions at Reconnect, Inc.

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